People Anna Lora Taylor Anna Lora Taylor Assistant Professor of Counseling Anna Lora Taylor, PhD is a counselor educator and licensed professional school counselor. Her research interests include college access, rural Appalachian youth, and career development across the lifespan. Her professional experiences include work in rural Appalachian high schools, career counseling, and college access consulting with non-profit organizations. As a mother of two toddlers, the majority of her free time is spent with her husband and children. Their favorite activities are the park, playground, zoo, and splashing in the stream behind their house.